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Imagination – A Box

Children can find pleasures in such simple things, can’t they?

I wish I could see the world through the eyes of a child. To free my imagination and see the infinite possibilities in everything.

For a child, a box is not a box. A box, is never just a box. It’s a den, it’s a dolls house, it’s a secret treasure chest. It’s whatever you want it to be. You hear it all the time, ‘you spend lots of money on toys and all the kids are interested in is the box’. It’s so true though. I remember as a child, I would spend hours turing a large box in to a television. I’d cut out a hole for the screen, draw buttons on with a marker. Then, I’d sit in the box and make my own TV shows for anyone that would watch.

Honestly, I think if they sold cardboard boxes in Toys R Us, they would make a fortune!

This week my husband had ordered a number of things from one online store. Everything arrived in quite a large box. After unpacking all of his things, the box was left to one side to be thrown in to the recycling bin when we got the chance.

I came downstairs later in the day to find Caitlin had turned the box in to a little relaxation area. All of the cushions from the sofa had been placed in to the box, and she was sitting watching TV inside the box. Now, I said this was a fairly large box, but it wasn’t really large enough to fit a child inside. She looked like she was perched awkwardly on top, and it didn’t look very comfortable to me. Caitlin was loving it though, because it was her new base.

I snapped this photo on my phone. It’s not the greatest quality, and the lighting was terrible, but it reminds me about how precious a child’s imagination is. A box is never just a box.

Caitlin in a box


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  • Reply Donna March 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    She just looks so happy in her box! It’s such a simple thing isn’t it? I know my children love cardboard boxes and whenever we get deliveries they ask to use the box for all sorts of things! x

  • Reply Rachel (Lifeathomewithmrsb) March 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Very true a box can be whatever you want it to be. The last box i had Miss M made herself a Boxtroll from it haha!

  • Reply Super Busy Mum March 30, 2016 at 10:05 am

    How chuffed does she look! Haha! I love the possibilities of fun that a box can bring to children. x
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  • Reply Sarah April 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    She does look a bit squished in there! It’s so true though – my toddler loves boxes and all the bubble wrap and other packaging they always come with. #LivingArrows
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  • Reply Debbie April 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Lauren, it’s amazing where a child’s imagination will take them when they get their hands on a box. It’s the fun part of growing up. Caitlin looks positively happy at being squashed in the box and that’s priceless.


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